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Meaning of standpipe

stand•pipe

Pronunciation: (stand'pīp"), [key]
— n.
  1. a vertical pipe or tower into which water is pumped to obtain a required head.
  2. a water pipe for supplying the fire hoses of a building, connected with the water supply of the building and usually with a siamese outside the building.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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